“HEALTH IS WEALTH!”, we all were taught this in our childhood by our parents and teachers. But did you ever try to find out WHY? Let us help you here a little bit. Your health is the center of your life. Living a healthy lifestyle can make you feel more confident and is a reflection of your social well-being. If you don’t have health, then even all the success and wealth in this world cant make you happy.
Though it is very obvious that health is important for every individual regardless of gender and age, women need to pay a little more attention to their health, instead, they tend to neglect their health. Whether it is because of their devotion towards their children or because of trying to create a balance between work and home.
So today we would like to share important things about women’s health so that we can make it easier for them to take care of themselves by keeping these things in mind. Also, the male members of the society are kindly requested to pay extra attention to this article. So that you can also make some contribution towards the female members of your family. (it’s time to get off those stupid games guys.)
So have a look at our list ASAP!
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.
We all know that women are Bravehearts and have a heart of steel but here it gets a little concerning. Heart diseases are the reason for more deaths each year than all forms of cancer combined. An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease according to the Heart Foundation. 1 out of every 3 women dies of heart disease each year.
It’s important for women to have blood pressure checked at least every two years.
Beginning at age 65, or after the onset of menopause, high blood pressure is much more common in women than men according to the studies. High blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney, and eye problems. It can also cause complications during pregnancies thus needs to be monitored regularly.
20 million women suffer from eating disorders.
Women are generally conscious about the way they look and try to constantly keep a check on their weight. This can sometimes become an obsession and they fall prey to various sorts of eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia.
Women are twice as likely to experience depression as men.
Stress has almost become a key point in a woman’s life these days and leads to many physical and mental issues. Women also play an important role in their families as mothers, daughters, and sisters and can often end up feeling depressed. Contributing factors include reproductive hormones, a differing female response to stress, and many other such factors.
Violence has serious health consequences for women
Between 15% and 71% of women around the world have suffered physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. The abuse cuts across all social and economic backgrounds. Violence has serious health consequences for women, from injuries to unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, depression, and chronic diseases, and MENTAL TRAUMA.
Women have a higher risk of becoming visually impaired
Across the world and at all ages, women have a significantly higher risk of becoming visually impaired than men. Even so, women do not have equal access to health care to treat eye diseases often due to their inability to travel unaccompanied to health facilities and lack of attention paid to them.
Asthma occurs more often in women than men
Women’s lungs are smaller than men’s, which may make women more sensitive to asthma triggers and make it harder for women to breathe during an asthma attack. Changing hormone levels during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, or menopause may make asthma symptoms in women worse. Asthma can also cause problems for women and their babies during pregnancy.
Heavy menstrual bleeding
It can last more than seven days and affects more than 10 million American women each year, or one out of every five women. A bleeding disorder may be the cause of heavy menstrual bleeding.
And it can lead to various other problems like chronic fatigue, anemia, and pregnancy issues.
While some health factors are beyond your control, there are several things that women can do to improve health and fitness. In addition to a healthy lifestyle, it’s also important to meet with your doctor and schedule regular well-woman exams. We hope you find this article useful. Stay healthy and happy.